This loop hike from Scorpion Bay to Cavern Point takes place on Santa Cruz Island, the largest of eight islands making up Channel Islands National Park. Santa Cruz is also the largest island in California at 96.5 square miles. Starting at the Scorpion Anchorage Visitor Center, hikers will scale an ocean bluff with majestic views of the California mainland. From there, the trail follows the coastline before returning to Scorpion Anchorage via the Scorpion Ranch Campground.
I’m lucky to live in Southern California where there really is no “off season” for hiking. Here in SoCal, we’re blessed to have access to the beach, desert, and ocean within a very short driving distance. If you’re a SoCal resident, don’t let this incredible playground go unexplored! Below you’ll find 11 great hikes in SoCal to help you achieve your fitness goals in 2016.